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Newb from where Paulie Jr got whacked.

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So I've been wanting a smoker for years. I love ribs and pulled pork and making them in a slow cooker just ain't cutting it. Decided I wanted an offset but didn't want to spend the $200 for a Chargriller. Saved a search on Craigslist for "smoker" and checked it daily after filtering thru the car ads (non smoker). Months go by then this beauty popped up. Called the guy and picked it up the following evening. He used it strictly for charcoal as the bottom is covered with ash. Guy's apartment was on the 9th floor facing the Hudson River with a killer view of Manhattan. Don't think the neighbors would have approved of him using it as a smoker.
So after Christmas I'm going to clean the ash out, build a firebasket, fire it up to see how to get the temps where I want them, then do some ribs to start. Figure I'll set a pan of water/apple juice on the elevating grate for my first try.
Mods I want to try are replace the firebox grill with a solid steel plate and maybe a perforated turning plate .
Looks like a fun forum, lots to read and learn.
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Welcome to the forum Don
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First off welcome Don to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
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Welcome to SMF, Don. Glad you joined us.
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Boonton, NJ?
Way up North.

Welcome from wayyyyyy down South Jersey, got a few Castellano's around here, one guy I knew was one of Paul Castellano's nephew, nnedless to say he wasn't a fan of Gotti at all.

Great to have you on board Don, good luck with the smoke, any question someone is always around to help.

Except for Johhny Tight Lips, he didn't see nothin...
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Welcome to the SMF From the Jersey Bayshore.
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Great to have you with us here at SMF. Any questions just ask away. You're in good, knowledgeable hands here.
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Welcome to the family, glad you found us

You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

Good Luck And Happy Smokes
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Hey Don, nice to meet ya! Welcome to the forums. Glad you joined us. Congrats on the new rigPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif, that's a great find. Can't wait to see some of your qview! Good luck, and happy smokin'!
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Welcome aboard!
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

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post #12 of 17
Oh. I thought you meant American Chopper.
Glad you're on board!
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Welcome to the SMF Don,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome Don, looks like you got a good buy on that smoker.

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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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It looks like you are from New Jersey but I have to ask, who is Paulie Jr?
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Welcome to SMF.
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